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15th May 2018, 15:22 | Hull

Hull hit by injuries ahead of derby game

Hull hit by injuries ahead of derby game

Hull FC will be without eight first-team players for the Betfred Super League derby with Hull KR during the Dacia Magic Weekend.

Coach Lee Radford says prop Josh Bowden is expected to miss the rest of the season after sustaining knee ligament damage, while winger Fetuli Talanoa and centre Carlos Tuimavave will be sidelined for the next 10 weeks with ankle injuries.

They join prop Brad Fash and half-backs Marc Sneyd, Albert Kelly and Jordan Abdull on the treatment table, with none of them likely to be back in the short term. Leading scorer Sneyd could be out for another 12 weeks with a knee injury.

The Black and Whites have also been hit by a two-match ban imposed on winger Bureta Faraimo following his dismissal at Featherstone Rovers.

However, Radford has confirmed that front-row pair Scott Taylor and Mickey Paea are set to return against their former club at St James' Park, and Jack Logan has recovered from a leg injury.